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it is easy to guess which one is his favorite. take a look at his over-sized version of himself. that is right, coming up right there. the white house says more than 90,000 visitors will come through the white house this season. bo will be there to greet a couple of them. and tomorrow in our 5:00 hour, brad pitt talks about his engagement to angelina jolie. that will do it for me, cnn starts with don lemon and sanjay gupta m.d. hey, there, thank you for joining us, this weekend we're marking world aids day. i want to point to this issue, if somebody has sex with a partner and doesn't tell them they have hiv, should they be punished? and if so how. and food trend, question is, would you really want a bite of this? but first, more than several
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million americans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. nightmares, to where a normal life can be impossible, also tough to treat. in fact, many that suffer are not helped by existing therapies. but there is new emerging research, pointing to a drug that most people simply know as ecstasy. >> some part of you is on guard. it just wouldn't stop, couldn't shut it down. >> for rachel hope the mental agony began in childhood, when she says she was abused and raped. for a grown-up, a familiar smell would bring it all back. >> i would get very extreme stabbing sensations in my body, and like fixed visuals, like being, for instance, raped. >> reporter: mental breakdowns, four times in the hospital.
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and along the way she tried almost every treatment in the book. >> i tried endr, rapid eye movement therapy, nothing worked. >> reporter: and then she discovered an experiment. run by a psychiatrist in charleston, south carolina. >> this is a place where we do the study, meet with people and do the sessions. >> reporter: intense therapy, including eight-hour sessions after taking a capsule of mdma, of ecstasy. now listen closely on this tape, you can hear rachel with the doctor. >> it felt as if my whole brain was powered up like a christmas tree. all at once? >> sometimes people usually did have very positive affirming experience, but a lot of times it was revisiting the trauma. it was painful, difficult to
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experience, but the mdma seemed to make it possible to do it effectively. >> reporter: within weeks, rachel says, about 90% of her symptoms were gone. >> i don't scream, i don't have flashbacks anymore. >> reporter: and in the results just published, the doctor says that many were better more than three years later. >> the question was, was this just a flash in the pan? did people just feel good taking the drug? so the answer turned out to be, no, it was not just the flash in the pan for most people. >> now, of course, just 19 people is a small amount, but it is getting attention. she retired in 2010. >> i have certainly reviewed it, and the results look promising. it is like the rest of science, we'll follow where the data leads. we'll leave our politics at the door. >> similar studies are under way in europe and canada. and he is offering treatments
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for veterans, firefighters and police officers. and here with me now is rachel hope. and you know i should start off by pointing out because people watch that, nobody is saying that street ecstasy is safe. a lot of times you don't know what you're getting, for sure if you're not in a controlled setting what it is doing to you. but that was not to situation for you, necessarily. you were doing this in a controlled setting. what was it like? you had never done anything like this before. >> yeah, i had never done anything like that. but it made it so comfortable for me, and prepared me, so when i -- i got the medicine, i had an idea what would happen. but it was pretty remarkable. >> you described it, if i remember correctly, like your brain lit up like a christmas tree. most people have no idea what that means, they have never done this. >> i don't either, i really want to know why it felt like that.
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like all of my systems were lit up. like i was -- just -- had all of this access to my mind, and i could control where i was thinking and going. and look at things differently. >> how did you -- so your brain is feeling that way. how did you feel overall in terms of your emotion? you had two sessions. they were several hours each. do you remember much about them? and what was your state of emotion during that in. >> roller coaster. >> really, up and down? >> yes. because it is assisted pshco-therapy, the medicine is helping me look at traumatic events and help me deal with a new perspective on that, and kind of re-integrate it. i am looking at the horrible experiences of my past, and that is intense, but with the help of the medicine i was able to do it in a totally different way.
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>> so during that time, during the sessions you're doing well. and how about now? i mean you lived in maui, you're now living in a big city here in los angeles. that alone was a big move for you. >> yeah, that is because of my recovery, for sure. >> so it was long-lasting, i guess is the point. >> i kept getting better even after. i had 80% reduction of symptoms. and then it kept going, and i'm 90% reduced. >> there are -- people watch this and say look, it is ecstasy. it has the reputation that it does. what would you say to them? >> well, you don't know -- the street drug named ecstasy could be cut with all kinds of things. it is not given in an intentional setting with therapy. and it is a wasted opportunity, quite frankly. so i don't think people should do this recreationally. i also think it is quite dangerous. i needed to have medical help taking care of my body in order
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to do this work. >> well, i appreciate you sharing your story, hopefully it helps a lot of people. >> i really hope so. >> thank you so much. >> thank you, dr. gupta. and coming up, when sex becomes a crime. we'll explain. a desktop in zuri. and a telepresence room in brazil. the secure cloud helped us get some numbers from my assistant's pc in new york. and before i reached the top, the board meeting became a congrats we sold the company party. wait til my wife's phone hears about this. [ cellphone vibrating ] [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center, working together has never worked so well.
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this weekend marks world aids day, and this weekend we got troubling news. listen to this, more than a quarter of all new infections in this country are in thirteen to twenty-four-year-olds. now there is often secrecy regarding this, but many states have laws that make it a crime for people that have hiv to not disclose it when they have sex, now some people say this is not fair, but others say making it a crime just keeps them from being tested or seeking care. they hit it off, and had sex. i wore a condom. >> what he didn't do was tell his friend about having hiv. he looked for treatment at a local hospital, and they called police. rhodes was arrested, charged with criminal charges, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison. >> i served over a year locked up. some of it in maximum security. and some of it in solitary confinement. and i still have to register as a sex offender for the rest of my life. >> the attorney is rhodes new lawyer, he is asking the iowa
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supreme court to overturn rhodes conviction. >> this case in particular was compelling, it really was a good example of the ways in which these laws are misused by the justice system to punish people in very severe ways for things that should not even be crimes. >> about a thousand miles away in louisiana, a similar case. robert subtle said his partner knew he had hiv, but after a messy break-up, he went to the police, he was charged. >> i was arrested at work and booked. >> to avoid a possible ten-year sentence, subtle entered a plea and spent six months in jail. under the picture on his driver's license in bold capital letters it says sex offender. he has to carry that tag for 15 years. >> there are a lot of good
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people in the world that are hiv positive, but they are not criminal, and don't have any intent to hurt anybody. they're just trying to deal and cope with having this disease. and yet there is this law that makes us look like we're criminal. >> at least 42 states in two u.s. territories have laws that criminalize activities of people that have hiv. not disclosing your status to a sexual partner can land you in jail. so can spitting on somebody or biting if you have the disease. often it doesn't matter if you transmit the virus. in fact, the man that slept with rhodes never got hiv. last year, congresswoman barbara lee introduced legislation to get rid of these state laws. >> many offenses receive a lesser sentence than the transmission of hiv. and these laws, again, they're archaic, wrong, they need to be looked at. >> prosecutor scott burns agrees
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that the laws need updating, but says a repeal could be a mistake. >> any time somebody knows they have hiv or aids doesn't disclose that to the other party, i think is wrong. i think there should be a sanction. i just don't think you do that in america. and i think most prosecutors would agree with me. >> rhodes and subtle now work for a group that fights stigma and discrimination, trying to make the case that what happened to them shouldn't happen to others. >> we can't sit and ignore this. >> i have to fight for this, i think there are a lot of people fighting, as well. >> i should say the accuser in nick's case didn't want to talk to us. and the identity of robert's accuser is sealed by court order, as well. this weekend on the next list, you're going to meet max little. he is this math whiz who has a surprising goal.
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>> i am aiming to screen the population for parkinson's disease. >> max little has a bold idea. what if doctors could detect parkinson's disease, simply by the sound of your voice? max little is close to proving just that. he says one simple voice test can determine if somebody has parkinson's. all you need is a telephone. >> we have an ultralow cost way of detecting the disease. >> you will watch how max little's surprising idea is taking shape, on sunday, 2:00 eastern. and not long ago, sushi was considered a novelty food. now it is common. next up, eating bugs to save the planet. [ to the tune of "lullaby and good night" ] ♪ af-lac ♪ aflac [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] [ yawning sound ] something this delicious could only come from nature.
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already, stop me if you have heard this one. it is an old joke, there is a guy in a restaurant and yells, h hey, waiter there is a fly in my soup, what is it doing there? and the guy rushes over and says i don't know, back stroke? all jokes aside, many are looking at bugs as a health food. they say it is good for the environment and possibly good for you. silk worm, stir fried with sugar and just a dash of pepper.
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>> they have a texture like popcorn, and they have a creamy center. >> bon appetit. this is a where patrons are served bugs, on purpose. chili pepper seasoned crickets, even scorpions on toast. >> they have the stinger in them, but they're dried. >> they are just one of 1700 bugs that are safe for people to consume. it is still a novelty here, but in most of the world, they're a part of the diet. they had a global conference on eating bugs, suggesting it could be a solution to hunger. >> i don't know why the united states doesn't eat them, they are actually healthy for them. >> and he is right, insects are high in protein, and low in
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cholesterol, take a cricket, for example, a six-ounce serving has 60% less fat as the same serving of ground beef. these potatoes are not complete without adding dried ants. >> they are a little sour, they have a hint of black pepper to them. >> they also have fourteen grams of protein, with the idea, the rest of the world just may be on to something. now, if you plan to get bugs a try, make sure you get them from a certified seller, make sure you don't just get them from your own back yard as they may have chemicals on them. and superstar athletes are years in the making, but sometimes the pressures to be perfect can push anyone over the edge. so i want you to meet this man
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who turned to drugs and alcohol for relief. but since has made this stunning recovery. >> i started gymnastics when i was nine-year-old old. and i was watching the 1984 olympics. and it spoke to me as if it was like broadcasted directly to me. and i immediately took the cushions off the couch and started to flip around. >> his work with gymnastics got serious, at the olympic training center just two years later he realized he had a natural gift. but his need to perform perfectly took over his life. >> for me it became a darkness, that i had to be perfect. >> and that is where it all began. >> i had my first drink, and all that desire was washed away in a moment. >> within months, things got worse. >> i was drinking and using prescription drugs and a lot of
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cocaine. it was that thing where i came to a crossroads, where it was like i can't use and perform. so something has to go. one of the worst moments in my entire life, which i will never forget is actually calling the coach up. and quitting. because o-- it is like you're giving back your gift. >> alcohol, pills and cocaine led joe to heroin. in 2007 after several failed stints in rehab and two life-threatening overdoses, recovery finally stuck. >> twenty-seven years old, i hadn't done a hand stand in months, and the more sober i was, the more this like light, you call it, i don't know what else to say, kind of pulled me in a better direction. >> joe honed his body and mind and started to work on broadway as a dancer. but it was a chance meeting that
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changed his life forever. >> he saw something in me that was sort of inspiring and brought hope. >> today, three years after that chance encounter, five years after being sober, he is starring in the show. >> crystal man is a spark of change, like some of the darkest of men carry the brightest lights. and here i was the darkest of men, and now i get to shine. >> he said his addiction will never disappear, but now is living a life he thought he lost forever. >> it is amazing to watch, and joe says all the acrobatics have taken a toll. in fact, he needs a shoulder operation. but his big fear is having to take pain killers after surgery, we'll follow joe during that process in the months to come. and meatless monday, foregoing meat on this one particular day could help you
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go meatless on mondays, you may ask why monday? well, for most people that is the start of the week. and the research shows this, people are more likely to make changes if they make it on monday. and research shows you can avoid the major killers, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, in fact, this study found that limiting meat in your diet lowers your heart disease risk by 19%, not that hard to do. you can still eat lasagna, chili, and stir fry, just leave out the meat at least one day a week. you won't even miss it. you know, another way to be healthy, we talk about this all the time. exercise. and there is a reminder in here, you still have a chance to be a part of our fit nation triathlon team. it is the triathlon challenge, as we call it. and just last week, we were going to hook up all the winners with the

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